School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences


Dr Mante Nieuwland

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Chancellor's Fellow - Lecturer
0131 650 8387
S28 (7GS)
Research Interests
The psychological and neurobiological processes that underlie language

I studied Psychology at the University of Amsterdam (BA Cum Laude, MA Cum Laude), with a focus on cognitive neuroscience and clinical neuropsychology. I became a psycholinguist (language psychologist) during my PhD at the University of Amsterdam (2007 PhD Cum Laude in Psychology). After spending some time in the USA (Tufts University & Harvard/MGH Martinos  Center for Biomedical Imaging) for post-doctoral research, I became a staff scientist at the Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language in the Basque Country (Spain) before joining the University of Edinburgh in 2012.



I currently teach Psychology of Language in year 2, Methodology 2 in year 3, and also give lectures on the course Brain Imaging in Cognitive Neuroscience and the course Specialist Techniques in Psychological Research.

My STUDENT CONSULTATION HOURS ARE 9.30-10.30 on Mondays and 9.30-10.30 on Thursday, and I will try to be available in my office at these times. If you need to see me outside of these hours, try knocking on my door anyway, or sending me an email to arrange a time


Recent Grants/Awards

  • 2013: British Academy Small Research Grant for project "The role of truth-value in quantified sentences: Evidence from event-related brain potentials" (£9970).

Administrative Roles

  • Director MSc Psychology of Language
  • Deputy PPLS Postgraduate Director
  • Athena Swan Committee
Students supervised